Am I a Transfer Student?
Baldwin Wallace University describes a transfer student as anyone who has attended a college or university after high school graduation. If you are completing college courses while in high school, you are considered a first-year student or freshman who may be bringing college credit with you, but not a transfer student.
Why do students transfer to BW?
You're an educated consumer now – It's hard to choose a college right out of high school and sometimes what you expect doesn't match your actual experience. At BW, we value the road you’ve taken to get here, and while we may not have been your first college, we’re committed to being the college where you earn your degree.
Maximum credit – Students know BW is committed to ensuring that your hard-earned academic credits count toward your BW degree. There is no limit on the number of credits that can transfer from four-year institutions, however the last 45 credits must be completed at BW. Most courses have no time limit to qualify for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree. Our counselors will work with you to review your credits even before you apply for admission.
A2BW – If you've earned an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, all the credit you've earned with your associate degree will be honored and you may have reduced core requirements, putting you on a fast track toward the completion of your bachelor’s degree at BW.
A fresh start – Worked hard but wish you had a stronger GPA to show for it? Once you transfer to BW your GPA resets, giving you an opportunity to benefit from the personalized attention and support that define the BW experience.
Above all else, Baldwin Wallace University will provide a college experience that will ensure you graduate with the knowledge, leadership capabilities, problem-solving skills and confidence to pursue unlimited possibilities.
BW's Partnerships with Community Colleges
Baldwin Wallace has established a number of transfer partnerships to ensure maximum transfer credit from regionally accredited two-year colleges, including partnerships with:
- Cuyahoga Community College
- Lakeland Community College
- Lorain County Community College
Baldwin Wallace works closely with community colleges and their students to evaluate courses for transfer to BW. Courses transferred directly toward a major or minor, core requirements or electives. Also, the A2BW program is a transfer agreement that allows for maximum credit for an associate degree and streamlines completion of a bachelor's degree at BW.
We welcome students to meet with us in Berea or at BW Corporate College East. We also visit all three community colleges regularly throughout the year and would love to meet with you there.